What can I use to clean composition dolls? Will repairing light crazing decrease the value of the doll?
Maggie Hi Maggie, Good question. All I use is creamy style Vaseline. I rub a small area at a time. This way I can control the amount of art work that can come off. If this happens I air brush lightly and seal the doll. As far as restoring light crazing, I normally don’t but it can be done. I usually go through the cleaning process, the only difference is that the doll also goes through a sealing process before the art work is touched up, this will fill in the light crazing. I usually do 2-3 sealers then touch up the art work lightly one more time. This is the result you would be looking for and should not decrease the value. If it is done incorrectly it would decrease the value. Thanks, Gary I am interested in learning how to repair dolls. There is know one teaching this in my area that I know of. Are there any good books or courses that you know of in teaching this skill? How did you learn the art? Thank you, Pamela Hi Pamela, I’m an Artist, and am basically self taught in the Art of